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are using for the wars in iraq and afghanistan. wen president obama will define his race -- we understand president obama will define his race against republican nominee mitt romney saying voters face a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. the president was to deliver tonight's speech at charlotte's bank of american stadium or i should say 2008 address, but it was moved inside after possible thunderstorms. president obama is set to take the stage in a bit, but as so often happens, they're a bit off time tonight. the vice president has been running a bit long, but it's been an impassioned speech that has this coliseum full of some 20,000 people from time to time in tears and in others up and cheering. let's listen as the vice president finishes for us this evening. >> you didn't lose faith. you fought back. you didn't give up. you got up. you're the ones, the american people. you're the ones. you're the reason why we are still better positioned than any country in the world to lead the 21st century. you never quit on ameri
, they drew in tonight the issue of not only veterans care and the war in iraq and the war that is now combat action has been concluded in iraq. but also the issue of veterans care, which was something that the republicans were criticized for not speaking more about. >> they had the general, who is head of the veterans make that point. an excerpt from the clinton speech, which will be the block buster. you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility. we are all in this together. vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> all right, mark fox 5 political analyst, joining us live from charlotte tonight. and brian, as you heard mark say, we are awaiting former president bill clinton to take the stage down there tonight in share charlotte. >> preparing for the presidential debate. they begin next month. romney is staying at his former lieutenant governor's home. play president obama in mock debates. he was reportly on the short list for romney's vice presidential picks. he served in the same role for mccain in '08. >>> new details about that powerful earthquake that rocked costa
you hear what happened not once, but twice. >> first, major involvements in iraq where a former vice president is facing a fate similar to saddam hussein for his war crime. we'll be right back.    i thought of something else we need for the baby. what's that? it's a 200 watts per channel dynamically balanced surround sound wireless baby monitor... with a sub wolfer. good idea you should also probably have this fuschia leather diaper clutch. (coughing) "buy it" (in agreement) yea for little diapers. tiny smart vo: from the new to the hard-to-find: when it's on your mind, it's on ebay™. tthis president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ r
better than i, but how big of a gaffe was it that mitt romney didn't mention afghanistan or iraq or the wars in his acceptance speech? >> it's not a killer gaffe, but it's a serious gaffe. for decades republicans have had the advantage on foreign and defense policy. certainly that helped power bush to reelection in 2004. now ironically they've conceded that whole territory to the democrats and left barack obama a hole a mile wide to drive his truck through in his disposition on foreign policy, which by the way, i thought was the strongest part of the speech. the domestic side was fairly empty, but the foreign policy side was more hard hitting and more specific. >> when you take a helicopter approach maybe lastly, you got two predominant themes, the republicans saying are you better off than four years ago and the democrats saying we need more time. which one is the stronger message of the two? which 1 do you think overall played out -- one do you think overall played out and got itself into the consciousness of the voters? >> if you look at the enthusiasm at the convention, clear
was 28 was stationed in coronado. he served two deployments to iraq. his final deployment was to afghanistan. he's described by his teammates as a consummate professional. his awards and decorations are numerous including a bronze star with valor, purple heart and combat action ribbon. >> i just feel so bad. they're doing their best over there and we're just using them up. >> there is a viewing tomorrow. funeral service is wednesday at ft. myer memorial chapel. he'll be buried at arlington national cemetery. patrick was an avid reader, aggressive bicyclist and try athlete survived by his parents and wife emily. >>> to the gulf coast now, the clean-up continues in the wake of hurricane isaac. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage this afternoon, his message for the storm victims up next. heavy load in amererica. but mit romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himselfg hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> as the democratic national convent
. >> it was a catalyst to the things that inevitably happened after i joined the military. so i deployed to iraq and support of operation iraqy freedom. so yes, i think i probably be a different person and probably not be standing talking to you today. >> memorials tend to be places that are timeless, but it's been four years now since the pentagon memorial is dedicated and you can trace the passages of those years, especially many trees that were planted here. >> for me, the hearts and souls of the people who were killed are really in that building and with the flag and all of that. this is a place for us to be able to contemplate what happened and still try to come to grips with it. >> those big questions, though, still lie ahead for some. six-year-old jonathan is still too young to fully understand this place and its meaning. >> i saw benches with people's names on them. >> did you like this place? >> yes. >> and like the people here on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, pentagon memorial stands ready to tell its story for generations to come. >> tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>
to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the same path, we'll get more of the same results. >> reporter: while vice president joe biden met with gm on workers in recordstown, ohio taking on ryan's speech -- in lordstown, ohio taking on ryan's speech in which he talked about an auto plant shutting down in isconsin. >> what he didn't tell you is the plant in janesville actually closed when president bush was still in office. he didn't tell you. that. >> reporter: analysts, though, are split on whether romney himself did enough to attract independent voters and open up a lead ahead of the democratic convention. >> i think the most important thing was frankly the sense of op
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> tonight an iraq war veteran is accused of soliciting a 12- year-old girl for sex. the new details we learned in court today and why the defense says there's more to this story. >> you saw if first on fox 5, prosecutors say this video proves a prince george's county officer lied about a confrontation that landed a teenager in jail for months. tonight we are analyzing that evidence. >> local leaders playing a prominent role in the first full day of the democratic national convention. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >>> we'll begin with the first court appearance for a car veteran accused of a disturbing -- a war veteran accused of a disturbing crime. nathan portnoy is the soldier in the virginia national guard recently recognized for his heroic actions during the summer's derecho storm. fox 5's laura evans has the top story tonight. >> this was the same guy who made news on june 29th during the derecho for performing cpr on a man in falls church hit by electric wires that came down in the storm. many called
they announced it to her squadron, and she was harassed. >> and i just went to iraq through hell. and now i'm dealing with i'm a slut, i'm a whore. i've never been so hollow. >> reporter: some victims, like former army specialty andrea say they faced retaliation from their own leaders. >> my command told me if i kept trying to press charges on them, they would bring me up on adultery charges. >> reporter: victims say this culture of blaming them and not punishing their rapists leads to more assaults. take the case of kim. she said her accused rapist, fellow marine ross curtis, was allowed to leave the military in 2006 with an honorable discharge and no stain on his record. a few years later, she got a call from an lapd detective. >> she asked me, do you know a ross curtis? and my heart sank. >> reporter: curtis had raped a 13-year-old and 15-year-old girl while volunteering at an rotc program for kids. he was sentenced to 12 years in prison. >> had they not tried to maintain the fiction that this man was worthy of an honorable discharge, had they been more concerned about the other human be
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